The ability to access good education from preschool to higher education is the ideal for high livability and wellbeing. While the narratives show that there is good preschool and primary school education available in the District, the same issues are found with accessibility and transport, and this affects after school activities. The district also loses families and students at year 9 or above, and this has implications for the wellbeing of both extended families and communities. Having to move location to obtain these services is not ideal for livability and wellbeing.
- Early childhood and primary school well regarded
- Low attainment of NCEA levels
- Increase in students boarding outside Ruapehu
- Afterschool activities are challenging for caregivers
- Limited higher educational opportunities
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Kakahi is perceived as a great place to bring up children however there is no local early childhood care or primary school which closed due to a falling roll.
National Park is considered a good place to raise children with a well-regarded primary school.
Ohakune caregivers feel there is a good availability of early childhood education, playgroups and opportunities for parents of young children to connect in the township.
Limited formal and informal childcare, playgroups early and childhood learning opportunities is a key issue for Ohura and its surrounds.
Early childhood options are available nearby and are well regarded, as is the local primary school, although it experiences challenges accessing services to assist children who need extra support.
The local primary school in Raetihi is well regarded however there are challenges working in a community with high levels of social economic disadvantage and the ensuing social and health issues.
A story about a rural town with great access to early childhood learning and primary schools but a concern around high school education and the learning model resulting in the loss of families.
Waiouru is felt to be a very safe place to bring up children and this has an effect on how children operate in the community.